Entries from Grumpy Old Deafies tagged with 'deaf organisations'

New BDA CEO makes an appearance

As seen on Sign-tube (if you can't get the below video to work, click here), the new BDA Chief Exec took to the stage at the BDA's recent conference in Cardiff... ... it seems he has been learning BSL. As...

New BDA CEO = NEW BDA blog?

Great to see a letter from the new BDA CEO here. Seems quite an interesting bloke, so I guess all we can do now is cross our fingers and hope for the best for the BDA.. We've been doing that...

New BDA CEO: Simon Wilkinson-Blake

The BDA has appointed Simon Wilkinson-Blake as their new CEO. Simon was previously CEO of the British Motorcycle Federation and Director of RiderConnect. Their new Cultural Development Officer (CDO) for Scotland is Mark MacQueen, with Sue Barry as the NI...

Queen's Birthday Honours 2008

In line with tradition, the Queen's Birthday Honours for 2008 has been published [PDF]. The relevant Orders of the British Empire in relation to Deaf people are: Order of the British Empire Commanders of the Order of the British Empire...

Deaf Awareness Week: Elizabeth Foundation tops RNID

The Elizabeth Foundation went one better than the RNID for Deaf Awareness Week. Instead of using hearing people to subtitle sound and make everyone cry; they used real live deaf children, and sent them off on a listening walk: The...

Poor little Deaf children

==== This is why deaf organisations have a lot to answer for... ==== The scene: My kitchen, this evening. Doorbell rings. C (my partner): There's someone at the door. [goes to front door, opens it] Through the glass door, I...

Hilarious!

Go here. Says it all. Wonder if it was for a catalogue of condoms, to stop you having deaf babies ("RNID does not support the selection of a deaf embryo for IVF implantation where a hearing embryo is available")? And...

A question

Can anyone out there explain to me in clear, simple terms why deaf people need charity? Why exactly? This is not a joke question; I truly do want to know. The Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary describes charity as: A system...

What is going on?!

What I'd like to know is which bright spark at the RNId came up with the downright offensive idea for an Ear of the Year* competition?! "Ears are beautiful and amazing things and we think they have been neglected for...

Lack of Parliamentary Democracy for Deaf People?

Parliamentary democracy is supposed to be one of the building blocks of our society. Parliament usually is an elected body, in place to represent its citizens. Deaf people as citizens should have as much democratic right to be represented, as...

Photo Friday: Bus Stop @ Old Street, Deaf Chair Now

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Third Sector Funding, National Audit Report

The National Audit Office has published a report: Public Funding of Large National Charities [PDF], August 2007. This report came about because: "Large charities are important providers of some public services, but public bodies' funding arrangements are often unnecessarily complex...

Strategy & delivery of mental health services: in who's interest?

Here is a BBCi report on mental health services in Scotland, more to the point the rnid is calling for better services. Now I don't dispute for one minute that access to mental health services needs to be improved. However,...

Statement from Francis Murphy, BDA Chair

At the BDA Congress, we at GOD offered Francis the opportunity to say whatever he liked to our readers/viewers, and he accepted the offer. So, here he is: ... so if you're interested in the BDA and/or Deaf education, get...

BUAV guide to charities & animal testing, what about deaf organisations?

BUAV has published a guide, as to which charities are ethically sound when it comes to donating. It describes itself as: to help animal lovers support health-related charities, secure in the knowledge that their donations will not fund animal research....

The RNId's new digital hearing aid...

... not. I don't think even the RNId can afford this hearing aid. For a start, it's made from solid 24-carat gold and is studded with 220 diamonds. It has a remote control. It is expected to sell for...

Debating Subterfuge (Tim Blackwell)

I would like to thank Alison and Jen for inviting me to guest blog here. You’ll never guess what I’m going to talk about! I thought I would share some of the tricks I’ve found that RNID apologists seem to...

New RNID CEO: Jackie Ballard, Acting CEO Brian Lamb

Jackie Ballard has been appointed the new CEO of the RNID. The official press release can be found here, and here's the wording: RNID appoints Jackie Ballard as new Chief Executive - 30 July 2007 RNID, the largest charity representing...

Coming soon: will you be forced to get your hearing aids from the RNID?

The problem with having deaf organisations communicate with the government "on our behalf" is that they are communicating THEIR interests which is NOT necessarily the same as OUR interests (Deaf people). Government departments and other bodies need to realise that...

Employment Tribunal: Colin Saunders personally liable

Colin Saunders has been held personally liable by an Employment Tribunal, and ordered to pay Jayne Fletcher £2,310; rather than Walsall Deaf Centre. “Miss Fletcher has indicated that she did not want the deaf centre to close as a result...

Vlog on that new Chair appointment

If you haven't seen LEAKED - unofficial PR from RNId Chair vlog already, I would suggest you go and watch it. Humour never fails to get a point across. No prizes for guessing what Gerald Corbett's sign name would be...

New RNID Chair: Gerald Corbett

The RNID has appointed Gerald Corbett, to be its new Chair. He was the former CEO of Railtrack, recently retired as Chair of Woolworths and was appointed as Chairman for SSL in 2006 (that manufactures Durex contraceptives). So what does...

Employment Tribunal Judgement: Walsall Deaf Centre

Jane Fletcher has won a claim for constructive unfair dismissal, harassment and failure to carry out reasonable adjustments in the workplace.against Walsall Deaf Centre. This includes failure to provide AtW assistant (note: this could be an interpreter), the staff failed...

Spot the Difference

Some of you may remember this on the Deaf Liberation Front (DLF) website back in 2002: See also: Chair BoT RNID: advert difficult to find on its website? Photo Friday: Deaf Chair Now Hanson Green: Deaf Recruitment Experts? Chair BoT...

Photo Friday: Deaf Chair Now

Taken in May 2001, and so applicable 6 years later. Does anyone ever learn? See also: Hanson Green: Deaf Recruitment Experts? Chair BoT @ RNID only advertised in mainstream press An international blogger tries to explain re RNID RNID:...

Chair BoT @ RNID only advertised in mainstream press

An advert for the Chair of the Board of Trustees @ the rnid appeared in the Sunday Times over the weekend, in the Public Appointments section. Due to the glass ceilings that exist over here, out of d/Deaf /...

An international blogger tries to explain re RNID

Meant to post this last week, Joseph Rainmound over at Deaf and the City (love the blog name) posted 411: Firm of Scratcher & Low Leaving RNID; DeafRead Too American? It might explain to an international audience some of the...

RNID: Banging some drum, and who hears it?

The Third Sector is carrying some article about the appointment of a Finance Director at that huge charity that should not be named. New person is Paul Breckell, from the Christian Mission Society (I can't find a link, does it...

Interpreters and the whole set up scaring me

Warning, this post is long but it raises some serious questions around the nature of interpreting, specifically in the UK. I don't even want to be typing this, I've got other things I want to do, and I'm completely irritated...

Charities should stop sending freebies, people say

We've all received free pens, Christmas decorations and whatever from the rnid, all in the name of fundraising. Here's a freebie, now give us your money. Are people really that shallow? Generally, smaller charities cannot afford to employ such fundraising...

John Low the soap star!

The Third Sector is also carrying an interview with John Low. ""The RNID needs to be refreshed, and so do I .... After being closely identified with one charity, it's hard to run another with a specific cause. It's a...

John Low & James Strachan resign from RNID

John Low (CEO) and James Strachan (Chair) are both leaving the RNID. Press Release relating to Low here. John Low is off to CAF in August, and James Strachan stands down in October. Update: Can anyone find something in Private...

Why should I go to WFD?

Okay, can someone give me a good reason why I should go to WFD in Madrid? The ticket is expensive, and I don't even know the programme. I'm not particularly jumping at Deaf issues right now, so why should I...

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